Taking it back to Basics!

Jaheb and I pulled together some casual looks with Cotton On to celebrate the launch of their Essentials Collection. Styling it up with the new 574 Sport from New Balance and a few of our favourite frames from Bailey Nelson.

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As much as I love bursts of colour, worldly patterns and luxurious textures, there’s a time and place for a plain tee and a pair of jeans. THE sexy staple for both girls and guys, it’s been rocking its way through the decades in different forms of style and trend.

When styling a tee, there are a few things to think about:

  • Don’t be afraid to go up a few sizes or even go with a mens small or medium. There’s more to work with and easier to style. Go up at least 2 sizes
  • When tucking it in, pull all of the shirt to the front to tuck in, rather than evenly tucking.
  • Roll those sleeves … at least three times.
  • Accessorise! Perfect opportunity to pair with a statement frame, shoes or bold jewellery.

The Essentials Collection is Cotton Onโ€™s answer to year-round wardrobe necessities. Take a peek over on their site full of classic tees, casual pullovers, comfy trackies and signature Cotton On denim.

Cotton On Holly Estelle Womans Fashion

Cotton On Holly Estelle Womens Fashion

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We paired each outfit with the newest member to the 547 collection from New Balance. A clean white sneaker pops against a faded black jean and tying back to the white tee. The contemporary deign is complimented with a comfortable and flexible fit. I’m excited to see what else New Balance has up its sleeve as they continue to be at the forefront of stylistic design in the world of sneakers!

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New Balance Holly Estelle Womens Fashion

New Balance Holly Estelle Womens Fashion

New Balance Holly Estelle Womens Fashion

 

New Balance Holly Estelle Womens Fashion

The walls in Bailey Nelson are lined with the freshest frames to compliment all face shapes, styles and trends. Having once been an admin expense, needing prescription lenses has now become a fun fashion expense. But when I say expense that does not reflect a higher price tag! With frames as low is $155, its affordable to play around with a few pairs to work into different looks. Check out their newly opened store on High Street or pop in before your Friday night cocktail on Ponsonby Rd!

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Bailey Nelson Holly Estelle New Zealand Womens Fashion

Bailey Nelson Holly Estelle New Zealand Womens Fashion

Bailey Nelson Holly Estelle New Zealand Womens Fashion

Bailey Nelson Holly Estelle New Zealand Womens Fashion

There’s no where else I’d rather be, than in the sun shooting with creative souls like Jaheb and Tori. Jaheb is going from strength to strength with his account on men’s fashion. If you’ve not already, pop over and give this guy a follow! Tori Hayley is the sweetest, most kindhearted little soul AND one heck of a photographer. She can create the most striking shot from backdrops I wouldn’t usually consider shooting in, through the use of shadows, contrasting elements and angles. She has clearly taken inspiration from her time living and shooting in the streets of NYC. And she’s gorgeous.

How to not basic, the basics – tick!

 

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